MDH: 48 newly reported COVID-19 deaths, 1,164 current hospitalizations

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported the following on Tuesday*:

  • 48 new deaths from COVID-19 – 16 of these deaths were from February, 25 were from January, and two from December of 2021. Another three deaths from October were reported, and one death in both November and September of 2021 were reported.

*Data reported on Tuesdays represents data as of the remainder of Friday, Saturday, Sunday and as of 4 a.m. on Monday.

MDH also reported the following data regarding hospital capacity**:

  • 1,038 ICU, non-COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
  • 178 ICU, COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
  • 6,279 non-ICU, non-COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients
  • 986 non-ICU, COVID beds in use for adult and pediatric patients

**For this data set, MDH defines COVID beds in use as being “the number of patients who are currently positive with COVID-19 occupying a staffed inpatient bed in Minnesota. This does not include patients that were once positive but are now negative.”

Additionally, MDH said:

  • 9.28 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered
  • 2.08 million┬áthird-dose and booster shots have been administered
  • 3.61 million people have completed the vaccine series
  • 74.0% of those 5 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine

Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported, as of Tuesday, all Minnesota remained at a high level of COVID-19 community transmission.

View the complete update via the interactive infographic below or here.

The map below displays data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as it pertains to community transmission levels. Courtesy: CDC
According to the CDC, counties in red have a high level of community transmission, in orange have a substantial level, in yellow have a moderate level and in blue have a low level.